Development of japanese language tests for senior high schoolers' level: —Calibration of Vocabulary Comprehension Test and Chinese Character Reading Test—

Naoki Taira, Hiroshi Ono, Shin Ichi Mayekawa, Hideo Hayashibe, Chikako Yoneyama

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct two Japanese language ability scales, namely, vocabulary and Chinese character recognition, at senior high school level. Four tests were constructed from the original items and administered to about 27,000 Japanese high school students for each scale. The statistical item analysis showed that 242 vocabulary items and 413 Chinese character items could be used for the item response theoretic analysis. IRT analysis of the item responses was carried out separately for each test and the estimated item parameters were equated utilizing the anchor items included in all the tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalThe Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Chinese character
  • Item Response Theory
  • Japanese language ability
  • senior high school level
  • vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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